Bio

JERELL ROSALES is a Filipino-American film and television director and writer.

Jerell’s feature film debut, HIGH SCHOOL LOVER, executive produced by and starring James Franco premiered on the LIFETIME NETWORK, February 4th, 2017.  The film stars Paulina Singer, Francois Arnaud (NBC’s Midnight Texas, and Showtime’s The Borgias), Julia Jones (The Twilight Saga), and Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse).

Rosales’ short films have been officially selected in over 60 film festivals worldwide, hailed in THE HUFFINGTON POST as a “demonstration of Rosales’ solid skill as a rising filmmaker.”  He’s a two-time UCLA DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT AWARD WINNER — honored as “one of the best films UCLA Film Festival has to offer” in 2012 and 2015 respectively.

An emerging screenwriter, Rosales won the 2015 ACCLAIM TV WRITING CONTEST, and was a finalist/semi-finalist for various national contests and fellowships including the SCRIPT PIPELINE TV WRITING CONTEST, THE LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, and the SCREENCRAFT PILOT LAUNCH CONTEST.

Jerell is based in Los Angeles and is a proud alum of the MFA Directing program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television.